Tuesday's News & Ideas
Palm Sunday lessons from an unlikely Pontius Pilate
Washington Post: As even a six-year-old knows, everyone roses from the dead, says James Martin S.J.
Site of California shooting is Korean Christian college
CNN Belief blog: California college where authorities say that seven people were shot dead is a religious school that caters to the burgeoning Korean American Christian community.
Christianity in crisis
The Daily Beast: Christianity has been destroyed by politics, priests, and get-rich evangelists. Ignore them, writes Andrew Sullivan, and embrace Him.
What did Jesus do on Holy Saturday
Religion News Service: Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what did he do on Saturday?
Bettany Hughes: who knows whether God is a girl?
The (London) Telegraph: The role of women in the early days of Christianity has been "suppressed", according to a leading historian who has questioned the traditional depiction of God as a man.
Somebody has been sitting in my pew!
United Methodist News Service: It seems some churchgoers are as possessive of their "family pew" as the unfortunate baby bear in the fairy tale.
Slang rarely has staying power. That is part of its charm; the young create it, and discard it as soon as it becomes too common, Robert Lane Greene writes in Intelligent Life. Slang is a subset of in-group language, and once that gets taken up by the out-group, it's time for the in-crowd to come up with something new. So, the long life of one piece of American slang is striking. Or as the kids would say, "Dude!"
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